Four easy cleanses flush toxins and fix digestion

When I began hearing testimonials from my patients about how their skin cleared, their joint health improved, their headaches went away, and their energy levels increased, I became sold on cleansing as a God-given tool to create health when there is illness.

The cells of nearly every tissue of your body undergo a molecular change when you go on a cleanse. You’ll release waste material that you introduced into your body and some aspect of your health will improve almost immediately.

Over the past weeks I’ve shown you how to do juice cleanses and water cleanses, and now I want to show you a few more beneficial cleanses for your organ systems.

Liver and bile system cleanse

Why clean out your liver and bile system? Think of your liver as your blood’s vacuum cleaner which needs regular cleaning. You’d have to see a few clogged gall bladders like I’ve seen as a surgical assistant to appreciate it.

The 5 internal cleanses [infographic]In fact, most of us have stones already there, but even stones are not as unhealthy as what waste bile can contain. Bile is that green stuff you rarely see come out of you—only with heavy vomiting or green stool of a newborn. It contains fat-soluble waste from your liver.

As I mentioned in the previous letters, cleansing is not exactly like an oil change. But one thing to remember is that the gall bladder and liver are a bit like oil filters in your car. So in this case, flushing bile and then consuming a nutrient-rich diet can have the effect of cleaning out a filter in a fish tank, or putting in a new filter for your air conditioner. Pure, smooth operation for all body parts involved.

Below are the simple instructions to flush your bile system. You’ll need one 24 hour period to do it. The lemon juice plus olive oil soften gall stones and evacuate congested bile from your liver and bile ducts. Even without stones, a greenish liquid bowel movement means the treatment was effective.


  • 2 cups cold virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (approximately 4-6 lemons)
  • Peppermint oil (from your health food store) – optional
  • Pineapple or V8 juice – optional
  • Pitcher of water


  • 12 Noon: Stop eating all solid food, but keep drinking water or fresh juices
  • 6:00 pm: Stop drinking all fluids
  • 6:30 pm: Drink ¼ cup of olive oil followed immediately with 1-2 TBSP lemon juice. Lie down and relax for 15 minutes and get ready to repeat this again.
  • 6:45 pm: Repeat this exact dosage (¼ cup olive oil and 1-2 TBSP fresh lemon juice) and continue repeating every 15 minutes until you have swallowed the entire 2 cups of olive oil. If there is any lemon juice left, then drink it all.

When you have finished the olive oil and lemon juice then lie on your right side and go to sleep for the night. You can expect to have an urge for a bowel movement around 2 am or maybe not until the next day. The following are some important notes:

  • Be sure and stop all fluid intake 30 min before you begin the treatment to allow your stomach to evacuate other fluids thereby reducing your chance of nausea
  • You may notice small dark green gall stones in your stool, while many will already be dissolved by the oil and lemon juice
  • If you become nauseated use peppermint oil in the olive oil, or chase the olive oil with a small amount of V8 or pineapple juice until you can resume taking the plain olive oil and lemon juice. Alternatively, allow 30 minutes between doses.

Intestinal flush

I have written to you before about the chronic ill effects of constipation, and the ways reverse it. When you need to get your intestines squeaky clean for colonoscopy, for example, this intestinal flush is what you must do. And there are other reasons to do this too. If you are progressively more constipated in the face of worsening chronic illness, an intestinal flush gives you a fresh start along a path of healthier lifestyle.

You can purchase the Fleets Oral Saline Laxative over the counter. Alternatively, you can use Epsom salt and follow the directions on the container (simple: 2 teaspoons un-iodized sea salt in a quart of warm water) to achieve diarrhea. This is not expected to cause magnesium toxicity because only a tiny portion of it gets absorbed—the rest powerfully evacuates your intestinal waste in about 2 hours.

It sounds quick and easy, but the taste of this stuff is pretty horrible; I know by experience. I suggest you drink it as fast as you can (yes, chug-a-lug it!) while you hold your nose to block its taste that will certainly nauseate you.

This flush is intended to be an occasional thing as you enter a new healthier lifestyle consuming high fiber, nutrient-rich food, and probiotics. If you have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney disease, edema, or intestinal disease, it could transiently worsen your health if you absorb too much magnesium salt.

Parasite cleanse

An intestinal flush can even be effective for parasites too. If you think that parasite infection is rare or only in 3rd world countries, consider a study reported by Italian researchers in which 218 patients who suffered from chronic atopic dermatitis of “unknown origin” were analyzed for parasites. They found intestinal protozoans and helminths in the stools of 48 subjects, only 18 of whom had intestinal symptoms.

And another study showed that one-third of stool specimens from 2,896 patients from 48 U.S. states tested positive for intestinal parasites!

The study author reports that the prevalence of intestinal parasites, even in asymptomatic patients, appears to be increasing in recent years. Furthermore, “non-pathogenic protozoa” unexpectedly caused symptoms in 73-100% of the cases…which proves they do cause disease although doctors are only trained to recognize classic “acute dysentery” symptoms.

I’ll bet now you are thinking more seriously about a parasite cleanse, right?

The fact is, most doctors simply don’t go searching for parasites in chronically ill patients.

How else can you cleanse parasites? Herbs that are used include black walnut hulls, wormwood, cloves, pumpkin seeds, garlic, thyme or marshmallow root. Apparently, food grade diatomaceous earth is the most effective. It has a natural pesticide action that does not harm humans or pets, dosed at 1 TBSP daily for a week.

Infrared heat detoxification

Your skin is a reservoir for molecular waste largely because of its fat content. You can sweat out toxic substances, medication metabolites, environmental chemicals, and even heavy metals such as mercury and lead by simply sitting in a heat sauna.

Sweating out toxins also works to detoxify from opiate drug addiction—it is thought that fat-soluble metabolites stay in the skin and recirculate to the brain opioid receptors and perpetuate the addiction. In the same way, your skin needs cleansing too.

A liquid cleanse and an infra-red sauna are in combination would be the most powerful cleanse combination in my opinion. Why infrared and not a regular heat sauna? It’s because infrared light creates heat. This light passes through your skin to deeper tissues, raising core body temperature by 2-3 degrees.

This causes a much more effective removal of fat-soluble toxins, heavy metals, sulfuric acids, ammonia, sodium, and uric acid than only heating ambient air around you. Learn more about infrared saunas and see some pictures at

To feeling good in health,

Michael Cutler, M.D.
Easy Health Options

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Dr. Michael Cutler

By Dr. Michael Cutler

Dr. Michael Cutler is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and is a board-certified family physician with more than 20 years of experience. He serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems. Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and founder of the original Easy Health Options™ newsletter — an advisory on natural healing therapies and nutrients. His current practice is San Diego Integrative Medicine, near San Diego, California.